The Children’s Department maintains a Parent/Teacher Collection which contains a variety of materials for home and classroom use.
- Advice from experts for each stage of your child’s growth: eating and sleeping, discipline, potty training, new baby, preparing for school, homework and ideas for learning together
- Help in planning fun and educational activities, choosing books and planning events with children in mind
- Dealing with events that trigger big questions: death, illness, adoption, sex, bullying, stress, prejudice
- Help for parents of children with special needs: ADHD, autism, learning disabilities
- Homeschooling resources
- Lots of ideas for enhancing the preschool experience
- Ideas for incorporating science, art, and music, into your classroom
- Curriculum ideas
What can the Children’s Staff do for you?
- Let us know if your class is doing a special assignment and we can put aside books for students to use
- Tours of the library to meet the needs of your class
- A visit to your classroom, based on your needs
- Kid Packs - books based on your criteria, selected for you by staff
- Special assignment collection, for checkout or in-house use
Online Resources for Parents and Teachers
From Disney, this site includes activities, education, food, health, travel, and more.
Great Web Sites for Kids
The American Library Association's page that has links to over 700 sites for children, teachers, parents, and caregivers.
From the medical experts of The Nemours Foundation, the parenting section includes articles relating to children's growth, diet, emotions, behavior, etc.
Guides for parents in all things kid from development to going to school to birthday parties.
Book & Media Awards
From the Association for Library Services to Children, this site will allow you to access all the various winners and honor books, past and present.
Contains many educational resources that may be used by parents and educators alike.